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Robotics: man and machine in the OR

Robotics: man and machine in the OR

There is an ongoing debate as to whether the extensive usage of robots in the short-term is realistic and sensible. Moreover, the benefits such systems offer for patient care are disputed.

Optimal use of activity trackers fails due to outdated computer skills

Optimal use of activity trackers fails due to outdated computer skills

Activity trackers are rising in popularity. Yet a new study demonstrates that many struggle to optimally use these devices. The cause? Outdated digital literacy skills.

Why focus on wearables and home-based hospitals?

Why focus on wearables and home-based hospitals?

Accessible and affordable healthcare is one of the topics of Healthcare Automation and Digitalization Congress.

Digital twins for more personalized medicine

Digital twins for more personalized medicine

According to researchers at Indiana University, digital twins could lead to more proactive and personalized medicine.

Wearable heart monitor detects of atrial fibrillation early

Wearable heart monitor detects of atrial fibrillation early

A small, wearable heart monitor can detect atrial fibrillation in high-risk patients ten times more frequently than standard tests.

mhealth: the digital placebo effect of health apps

mhealth: the digital placebo effect of health apps

Sharing information about the expected effect of a health app before its use and providing positive feedback regarding its effectiveness after its use have the potential to strengthen the placebo effect.

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